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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid training is being delivered with dates now available for booking. Forthcoming dates are listed opposite and are listed here.  

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Key areas covered within this course include:

Emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
Bullying, cyber bullying
Promoting protective factors and good parenting.

The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:
• Recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
• Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
• Guide a young person towards the right support

The 1 day course, valued at £200, is subsidised by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  

Cost for Wiltshire schools £75. 

Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £150.

The 2 day course, valued at £300, is subsidised by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100. 

Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £200.

Schools may request a 1 day course to be held at their school, if they can ensure that 10-16 people can attend (Wiltshire schools @ £800, out of county schools @ £1600 per course)

Schools may request a 2 day course to be held at their school, if they can ensure that 10-16 people can attend (Wiltshire schools @ £1200, out of county schools @ £2400 per course)

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Forthcoming 2019 & 2020 central training dates

Places for central courses can be booked on http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk

2 day - Monday 30th September & Tuesday 1st October 2019 @ Trowbridge Rugby Club.

1 day - Thursday 21st November 2019 @ Lackham House, Chippenham.

1 day - Wednesday 22nd January 2020 @ Diocesan Education Centre, Wilton. 

2 day - Tuesday 10th March & Wednesday 11th March 2020 @ Trowbridge Rugby Club.

1 day - Wednesday 6th May 2020 @ Trowbridge Rugby Club.

1 day - Tuesday 7th July 2020 @ Diocesan Education Centre, Wilton.